Descriptive Adjectives: Definition, Examples, & List

What is a Descriptive Adjectives?

A descriptive adjective introduces a name and also discriminates itself in a sentence. A descriptive verb is always used after the verb of “to be” form in a sentence. A name that is going to introduce something in any sentence can be used for more than one descriptive adjective. If more than two adjectives are used in a sentence, then the word “and” is linked between them. 

When multiple descriptive adjectives are being used in a sentence, these adjectives must be arranged in a particular order. These adjectives describe the opinion describing the colour, shapes, sizes, etc.

Examples of Descriptive Adjectives

  1. The heavy, pink sofa is placed in the corner.
  2. The giant Persian mask is hung on either side of the wall.
  3. The silken, white curtains are chosen for our bedroom.
  4. This dark, sweet, and crunchy chocolate was offered to me by the boss.
  5. He wore a blue-grey, check shirt at the party.
  6. The precious, marvelous diamond is placed in this museum under high-security surveillance.
  7. The ancient, massive sculptures were built by the emperor of Egypt.
  8. They asked their coach for a big and enormous playground for their practice.
  9. He purchased a red, expensive Ferrari car yesterday.
  10. She made delicious food for dinner.

Some categorized descriptive adjectives

Large: big, significant, colossal, enormous, massive, towering, huge, immense, giant, tremendous.

Happy: content, joyful, glad, pleased, blissful, amused, bright, charmed, cheerful, delighted, eager, optimistic.

Good: great, superior, amazing, fantastic, excellent, wonderful, marvelous, exceptional, superb, outstanding.

Said: yelled, called, told, asked, replied, stated.

Funny: comical, amusing, witty, gleeful, laughable, droll, entertaining, farcical, hilarious, humorous.

Small: petite, little, minute, tiny, miny, slight, skimpy, miniature.

Sad: gloomy, heartbroken, dejected, blue, unhappy.

Bad: awful, terrible, shameful, horrible, horrific, rotten, crummy, naughty, dreadful, nasty.

Scary: haunting, creepy, eerie, unnerving, ghostly.

List of Descriptive Adjectives

  • aggressive
  • alert
  • alive
  • amazing
  • amusing
  • ancient
  • anxious
  • arrow
  • asked
  • attractive
  • average
  • awful
  • baby-faced
  • bad
  • beautiful
  • beige
  • better
  • big
  • bitter
  • black
  • blissful
  • blue
  • blue
  • bow-legged
  • broken-hearted
  • brown
  • bull-headed
  • bumpy
  • busy
  • called
  • candy-stripped
  • careful
  • cheap
  • chestnut
  • clear
  • cold
  • colossal
  • combative
  • comical
  • content
  • cool
  • cotton
  • crazy
  • creepy
  • crooked
  • crystal
  • dangerous
  • dead
  • dejected
  • delicious
  • dim
  • drab
  • dry
  • dull
  • dusty
  • eerie
  • elderly
  • enormous
  • excellent
  • excited
  • expensive
  • fancy
  • fantastic
  • fat
  • few
  • filthy
  • four-sided
  • freckle-faced
  • fresh
  • fuzzy
  • ghostly
  • giant
  • glad
  • gleeful
  • gloomy
  • good
  • graceful
  • granite
  • great
  • green
  • handsome
  • happy
  • hard
  • hard-hearted
  • hard-nosed
  • harsh
  • haunting
  • heartbroken
  • heavy-handed
  • high-heeled
  • hollow
  • horrible
  • horrific
  • hot
  • huge
  • hungry
  • ice-cold
  • joyful
  • large
  • laughable
  • lazy
  • left-handed
  • life-giving
  • light
  • little
  • long
  • long-legged
  • long-winded
  • low
  • massive
  • mellow
  • melodic
  • minuscule
  • minute
  • modern
  • new
  • next-door
  • noisy
  • oak
  • octagonal
  • old
  • orange
  • oval
  • petite
  • pigeon-toed
  • pink
  • plain
  • plastic
  • pleased
  • poor
  • puny
  • purple
  • quiet
  • rainy
  • red
  • red-blooded
  • replied
  • rich
  • right
  • round
  • sad
  • safe
  • salty
  • sane
  • scared
  • self-centered
  • shallow
  • shameful
  • sharp
  • shiny
  • short
  • short-tempered
  • shrill
  • shy
  • significant
  • skinny
  • small
  • soft
  • solid
  • sore
  • sour
  • square
  • stated
  • steep
  • sticky
  • strong
  • superior
  • sure-footed
  • sweet
  • swift
  • tan
  • tart
  • teak
  • teeny
  • terrible
  • thin-skinned
  • tight-fisted
  • tiny
  • tired
  • told
  • tremendous
  • triangular
  • ugly
  • unhappy
  • unnerving
  • unusual
  • weak
  • weary
  • wee
  • wet
  • whispering
  • white
  • wild
  • witty
  • wooden
  • woolen
  • wrong
  • yelled
  • yellow
  • young
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